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Book: Capability Brown in Kent

04.11.2016 | category: General

Linking Capability Brown’s five landscapes in Kent are his accounts; those in the Lindley Library and those with Drummond’s Bank. Kent Gardens Trust have pieced together a story for each of the sites.

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IN LIGHT: Illuminating Capability Brown’s Landscape at Compton Verney

Illuminating Compton Verney

28.10.2016 | category: General

Using stunning and ground-breaking technology, a new interactive light commission In Light was created by light artists, Creatmosphere, at Compton Verney.

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Joining the two lakes together at Kirkharle

Development of Kirkharle Landscape and Lake

28.10.2016 | category: General

In 1980, John and Kitty Anderson came across an original plan by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown for the landscape surrounding Kirkharle.  This was most likely to have been drawn when Brown stayed with Lady Loraine of Kirkharle Hall in 1760.

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© Portrait of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, c.1770-75, by Richard Cosway (1742-1821)/Private Collection/Bridgeman Images

A Capable Sheriff

28.10.2016 | category: General

One of the less well known elements of Brown's life was his election as High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire in 1770.

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Frog Hollow at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire © Belvoir Castle

Site of the Week: Belvoir Castle

21.10.2016 | category: General

There were always rumours that ‘Capability’ Brown had designed the vast 2,300-acre landscape that surrounds Belvoir Castle. But there was no proof. Then, one day in 2008, completely out of the blue, the archivist discovered a huge dusty old plan of the gardens dated 1780, by Lancelot Brown.

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